Hi Hart Beat. How’s your week going? We’re half way through, right? I’ve been seeing so many posts, articles, and videos around ye old internets about the price of red wines. So many things have been calling out expensive wines and how unless you really know (and care) how expensive a wine is the taste is honestly not that different from a cheap bottle. Many people can’t actually tell the difference between the cheap and expensive wines that they put in their wine decanter before drinking.
What do you think, Hart Beat? Does that sound right to you? The entire video made me think about the great documentary Somm which was amazing to see. If you haven’t and you like wine I would 100% recommend it. I loved seeing how people become a Master Sommelier and all the work it goes into learning about wine.
Personally, my favorite red wine is always a rioja and when I need to buy a bottle I almost always buy this one. It’s almost at every wine store, it’s mid-level price, and the label isn’t the worse thing I’ve ever seen. Cie la vie.
WOOT WOOT (hey Pedro) and HEY HART BEAT. It’s Friday!!! Gracias a dios. As promised last week, here is the weekly roundup of readings for you to read at the office over the weekend. I’m sorry in advance for not having the next podcast up and ready for the podcast rundown. It’s Friday so that is my excuse.
Happy hump day, Hart Beat! We did it. We’re officially half way through the week. To celebrate let’s talk about one of my favorite summer drinks.
Last year I confessed my love for the pink wine Rosé and this year I’ll share another little secret with you. I like…. chilled red wine. I know right! Sacrilegious! When I first started drinking wine I really loved white because of the crisp cool taste and red because of the fullness of the taste. I didn’t know that you could have the best of both worlds until I studied abroad in Spain and realized over there that it’s par for the course to keep a bottle or two of Rioja red wine chilled.
Every time I go into a wine store I always ask them what red wine I can buy and keep cool. I know it’s a wine store that I’m going to like if they don’t look at me like I’m terribly insane and, instead, points me in the direction of the Spanish reds. If you’re in Greenpoint, Brooklyn then my highest recommendation goes to Dandelion Wine. Those guys know what’s up.
Of course, if this idea feels too weird for you, you can always grab a glass of tinto de verano and call it a day.
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